HRA comments on the denial of support for the Wani family
Date Issued: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: JR Hoell 603.315.9002
House Republican Alliance comments on the denial of support for the Wani family in Manchester.
Today the New Hampshire State House failed to pass a House resolution asking for US State Department to intervene on behalf of Meriam Wani.
Rep. Itse introduced this urgent resolution on behalf of the Manchester family whose heart-wrenching story is rippling through New Hampshire and nation. Mrs. Meriam Wani, a 27-year-old Sudanese woman is in danger of being martyred in the very near future for her marriage to a Daniel Wani, a United States Citizen living in Manchester, NH.
New Hampshire has among the strongest constitutional protections of rights of conscience and religion. The House Republican Alliance strongly believes that the martyring of a young woman for her marriage to a citizen of another religion is an unacceptable over reach of the power delegated to government.
Rep. JR Hoell – Dunbarton, expressed shock and dismay, that the critical request failed to garner sufficient votes to pass the required 2/3rds margin to allow introduction. “We were sent here to serve and protect the people of New Hampshire and nothing comes closer to fulfilling that duty than standing up to government tyranny, especially when someone will be martyred for their selection of a spouse and their religious beliefs.”
Rep. Dan Itse – Fremont further commented: “It was good to see that we obtained a majority on this vote, however I am dismayed that Democrat leaders opposed and stopped the introduction of the resolution.”